What better way to help ring in the new year than to welcome a new artist in the Complex Silence oeuvre?
Complex Silence 31 is by Eric Jackson. To help you get to know him and his creative process, I've included links to his information, music, and videos.
Eric contacted me on Soundcloud several months ago and submitted the track "Dreamed Awakening" as a potential CS release.
I immediately liked what I heard.
"Dreamed Awakening" is austere, abstract, dark, interesting, mysterious, and yet beautiful in its own right. It seems to be striving to capture the sound of its own universe and that's a very good thing for a Complex Silence release.
To round out his debut release, I asked Eric to create more tracks.
Eric responded with the long form track "Om of Descent" and wrote, "this would be the track I'd like to have along side "Dreamed Awakening" as a potential Complex Silence release."
Here is Eric's description of his creative process for this track: "It took a while for me to arrive at this piece. Mainly because I wanted something that would fit along side "Dreamed Awakening" in its simplicity. I didn't want something too compositionally dependent that would make either piece stand out or feel unconnected."
"Om of Descent" is a drone piece, but a very unique one. It is what I call a "dynamic drone" in that it evolves slowly over the course of the piece. In the past I've played with this idea solely by manipulating the drone in the stereo field (which this one does take advantage of), but with "Om", the drone gradually moves in pitch; it is consistently descending at such a slow rate that it's almost unnoticeable how far down the drone gets."
"Like my previous piece, the source of this drone is from a guitar. A single string is sustained with an ebow while the pitch is lowered over the course of 40 minutes. I then did some sound sculpting in post; layering the drone against itself with various textures that allowed it to stretch its legs a bit more."
Here then is Complex Silence 31. Take a deep breath and then relax into a grand sonic adventure into the depths of silence with guitarist Eric Jackson as your guide.
December 28, 2012 Subject:
The code for the hyperlink to the SoundCloud page is a relative url and so the implied domain is archive.org. Might better add an "http://SoundCloud..." or "http://www.SoundCloud..." or whatever is the correct absolute url.